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Interesting facts about the tournament

india Updated: Sep 10, 2007 18:16 IST

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* The tournament features 12 teams, including all the 10 Test-playing countries and two non-Test playing teams.


* The 10 Test-playing teams automatically qualified for the tournament.


* The non-Test playing teams qualified from the World Cricket League event in January and February.


* Three ICC match referees and nine umpires will officiate the matches.


* England will host the tournament in 2009, Sri Lanka in 2012 and Bangladesh in 2014.


* The ICC decided that South Africa and England should host the first two tournaments because they were the earliest adopters of the format.

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